Spur of the Moment Suicide Poem

Waking up that morning was supposed to be normal

I wasn’t expecting the conversation to be so formal

Your brother is dead, he shot himself last night

What? Are you kidding me? I asked as I squinted in the light

I sat in silence for I don’t know how long

Was this just a dream? Did I hear them wrong?

The next few hours were just a blur

Until I saw my brother’s son looking so sweet and pure

He was only three and didn’t have a clue

But I lost it when I saw him right out of the blue.

I couldn’t stop crying, I was falling apart

I didn’t say a word; I didn’t know where to start

My brain went numb and I just went through the motion

I had a baby to protect from the commotion

She would never get to know her uncle Brian

But maybe it will save her a lot of cryin

He was such a good person that took a wrong road

I wish I could have helped to lighten his load.

Suicide leaves family with a lot of guilt and sadness

It takes forever to get through the madness.

I have two more brothers that are still alive

I pray for them so they can thrive

My heart goes out to my mother

She lost her son, a pain like no other.

Time will heal all wounds they say

It has been twenty-one years and it still feels like yesterday

All of the feelings are not front and center driving me mad

But they are always there and they always make me sad.

I remember the good things about him and how he made me laugh a lot

When I am sad I look back at those happy memories and they really hit the spot.

So during the day when you’re feeling down

Think of the best times with your loved one and laugh like a clown!


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I need to send out a BIG THANK YOU to my local FRaPS team for letting me make my schedule so flexible for our online clients. They are really picking up the slack here in the office.

Support Group Poll Topics

I am throwing you all a poll to see which topics will be the most popular to start with. Then we will determine how often we will all want to "meet". Please take a moment to fill out the poll and also share it with anyone that you think may be interested.

If you do not see a topic listed, please feel free to write one in, along with any other info that you would like me to have. Thank you.

Support Group Topic Poll

Support Groups…

Hey Everyone, I just wanted to fill you all in on where my mind is at today. I am setting up “conference call” support groups!! This is very exciting for me to be able to do.

In person support groups are always amazing, and forum groups are great too. But to be able to call in with a group, be able to hear everyone talk, and you could actually see everyone too if they have web cams, without leaving the comfort of your home.

I do not have all of the details worked out yet, but I will be keeping you updated along the way. With your help, I will work on getting the support group for the topic of your choice up first. So once you look through some of our most common topics, be sure to let me know which one you would be most interested in. Suicide, teenagers, disabled spouses or disabled children for examples.

Maybe I will try to set up a poll if I can figure out how. he he But for now, just please leave me comments on what you would be most interested in. Then, the next step will be to figure out the best time frame that will work for everyone and how often. I am running a crazy schedule right now, but hopefully I will have it a little more smooth by the time we are ready to go on air!!

Thank you and I look forward to your input!!

Welcome to FRaPS!!!

I would love to take a moment to welcome you all to FRaPS!! FRaPS stands for Family, Relationships and Personal Situations. We are a team of experts that specialize in these topics.

Our goal is to advise and educate parents, children and individuals in areas of their lives that they seem to be struggling. We started our consulting/advising business back in 2003 but just launched our online presence today, 02/08/2013!!

We are so excited about being able to help globally, especially in such a time of need. Bullying and school shootings are happening all too often, and it will amaze you at how we can change our child’s way of thinking before they ever get to that point.

My name is Angela, and I will be the team member that you will be communicating with the most. I am very excited about this new expanded venture and I hope that you are as well.

Here are some of the topics that we specialize in:
• Teenagers and structure
• Bringing up a child that is not yours
• Bullying (both sides of the coin)
• Living with divorce
• Having a child with a disability
• Having a spouse with a disability
• Financial hardships
• Parenting in general
• Stay at home parents
• Working outside the home parents
• Rekindling your marriage
• Starting your own business on a shoe string budget
• Bringing a little spice to the bedroom
• Suicide and its aftermath
• Dealing with school sports and concussions

I will try to update this blog daily, but it may end up being more like once a week. But please be sure to “like” us on Facebook to be sure you are kept up to date on everything that we have to offer. https://www.facebook.com/Frapsfamilyrelationshipsandpersonalsituations

Also be sure to look into our referral program!!